Dangerous Intersection: Hennepin & 4th, 5th, & 6th Streets

Below are photos from the intersection of Hennepin Ave and 4th Street N, 5th Street N, and 6th Street N.

4th street is the 17th most dangerous intersection for pedestrian in Minneapolis, 13 reported pedestrian crashes occurred at this location in the the ten year study period of the 2017 Pedestrian Crash Study. 

6th street is the 12th most dangerous intersection for pedestrians in Minneapolis. 14 reported pedestrian crashes occurred at this location in the ten year study period of the 2017 Pedestrian Crash Study. 

These crashes range from fatal to incapacitating to minor crashes.

What are your experiences with Hennepin Ave and 4th, 5th, and 6th Streets N? Follow #mplsintersections on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation. 

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All photos taken by Paul Jahn.

Hennepin and 4th St: Two vehicles going through a red light. One going straight through and another taking a left. 

Hennepin and 4th St: Two cars going through a red light. One driver waiting to take a left as the car going towards photographers drove through a red light.

Hennepin and 5th St: A person driving a vehicle slows down while being aware of pedestrians as they walked across Hennepin safely. 

Hennepin and 5th St: Same car as above, aware of pedestrians and gave them right of way. Car turned left trapping it in this space to yield to pedestrians while train when by. 

Hennepin and 5th St: Pedestrians walking safety across wide zebra stripes. While faded, the zebra stripes worked, all cars I saw stopped behind them allowing pedestrians through safety. 

Hennepin and 6th: Minneapolis City Vehicle driving in a shared car/vehicle lane with little traffic.


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